Indignant protests in 82 countries target corporate greed, austerity
Demonstrators angered by corporate greed and government austerity policies are demonstrating in 951 cities in 82 countries around the world as part of the United for Global Change movement. The protests, first proposed by a Portuguese youth movement, come as leaders of 20 countries meet in Paris to prepare for the G20 summit in Cannes on 3-4 November.
The rallies, publicised on the 15october.net website, come exactly five months after the launch of Spain’s Indignados (Indignant) movement, which was inspired by revolts in the Arab world and French author Stéphane Hessel’s pamphlet Indignez-vous!
Since the Indignados started their protest camp in Madrid’s Puerto del Sol, anti-capitalist protests have spread to many countries, with the US’s Occupy Wall Street movement grabbing headlines recently.
In France, globalisation campaigners Attac have launched an appeal to back the protests, which is backed by 20 campaign groups and left-wing parties. (via RFI)